Working Families

Working Families

Charity information

Working Families

Working Families is the leading UK charity dedicated to building a future where everyone has the opportunity to find a balance between work and family life.

Founded 2003

  • Mission statement

    To have your donation to Working Families doubled through The Garfield Weston Foundation Big Give Challenge remember to donate at 10am on Thursday 5th, Friday 6th and Saturday 7th December 2013!

    Working Families is the UK’s leading work-life balance campaign charity. We help and speak up for working parents and carers, whilst also helping employers create workplaces which encourage work-life balance for everyone. We operate a freephone legal helpline for parents on a low income and our Waving not drowning network offers advice and support to over 2,000 parents and carers of disabled children and 1,000 healthcare professionals.

    Our vision is of a society in which everyone has real choices about their work and caring responsibilities.

    Our mission is:

    To support and advocate for families and carers who work or want to work, especially those who have the fewest choices

    To promote and encourage effective and productive workplace cultures which support work-life integration for all

  • Aims

    Working Families aims to:

    • To enable parents and carers of children and young people, especially those who are disadvantaged, to find and remain in work which suits their family’s needs.
    • To change the world of work so that it works for all – parents, carers of children and young people, employers, communities.
    • To increase public understanding about and support for the need for worklife integration for families, business and society in the UK
  • Overview

    Established: October 2003

    Registered Charity Number: 1099808

    Board members: 13

    Full time staff: 1

    Part time staff: 16

    Volunteers: 5

    Phone number: 020 7017 0066

    Address: Cambridge House 1 Addington Square London SE5 0HF

    View charity accounts on the Charity Commission website
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